Summit of Saddleback Mountain, Maine
Saddleback Mountain. Photo by Kyle Haley

4000’ summits, stunning views, and uncrowded trails make
Rangeley a hiker’s paradise.

Why hike in Rangeley?

It’s simple – taller mountains, better views, and fewer crowds than you’ll find anywhere elsewhere in Maine. Downtown Rangeley is just a few miles from two 4,000’ peaks (Saddleback Mountain and Saddleback Horn) and you can reach the trailheads of six others in less than an hour.

Rangeley also has an expansive trail network that includes smaller mountains, nature walks, and waterfalls. There’s something for everyone.

Hiking Bald Mountain tower, Rangeley Oquossoc Maine
Children hiking Bald Mt.

What are the most popular hikes near Rangeley?

Saddleback Mountain – The peak most associated with Rangeley offers stunning views from its above-treeline summit.

Bald Mountain – The observation tower atop this mountain makes it a local favorite.

Hunter Cove and Hatchery Brook – These in-town nature walks offer access to Rangeley Lake with picnic tables.

Can I hike on the Appalachian Trail?

Yes. There are multiple places to access the Appalachian Trail (AT). From Rt. 17, by the Height of Land, there’s a pleasant hike to  Long Pond  and Sabbath Day Pond. From Rt. 4, you can hike into Piazza Rock and Saddleback Mountain. Because of Rangeley’s proximity to and stewardship of the AT, it was designated an official Appalachian Trail Community in 2012.

Where can I learn more?

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust manages 35 miles of trails and is staffed by outdoor enthusiasts. Stop by their office on Main Street in Rangeley for hiking tips. Ecopelagicon, an outdoor shop in Rangeley, can also offer recommendations, along with any gear you need. This unique shop has been a gathering spot for AT hikers for nearly 20 years. MaineTrailFinder.com is a great resource for directions and trail details.

 

 

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust

2424 Main St, Rangeley
207-864-7311
RLHT has conserved 14,000 acres of land including 50 miles of lake and river frontage, 15 islands and the majestic 2,443 foot Bald Mountain, all in the Rangeley Lakes Region.